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Faculty

Rami A. Ahmed

Professor of Emergency Medicine

Bio

Dr. Ahmed is a Professor of Emergency Medicine, Medical Simulation Fellowship Director, and Associate Director of Simulation in the school of Interprofessional Education.

Dr. Ahmed was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his undergraduate degree at John Carroll University and completed his medical school training at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.  During college and medical school Dr. Ahmed served as a combat medic in the U.S. Army Reserves. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at Summa Akron City Hospital in Akron, OH. He then went on to complete his medical simulation fellowship at Harvard Medical School and his masters in health professions education (MHPE) at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

He returned back to Summa Akron City Hospital after his fellowship to become the simulation medical director where he started the first medical simulation fellowship in the state of Ohio. He developed a nationally recognized simulation program in the 9 years he served in that role, graduated 10 simulation fellows, served as a consultant for NASA on simulation related projects, co-developed a novel transvenous pacemaker simulator, and published numerous simulation related research studies.

Dr. Ahmed was the recipient of the Donald O’Hara teaching award at Harvard Medical School in 2009, Emergency Medicine residency faculty of the year for the Akron City Emergency Medicine residency program in 2010 and 2012, and was awarded the 2017 ACEP National Faculty Teaching Award.  Dr. Ahmed is passionate about training emergency medicine residents into highly effective team leaders.

His wife is a pediatric palliative care and hospice physician at Riley Children’s Hospital. They have 2 boys. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, all Cleveland sports (yes, even the Browns), and martial arts.

 

 

Key Publications

  • Gardner AK, DW Gee, Ahmed RA. Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA’s) for Simulation Leaders:The Time Has Come. Journal of Surgical Education. 2018. In Press.
  • Ahmed RA, Hughes PG, Wong A, Gable BD, Gray K, Ballas D, Khobrani A, Selley RD, McQuown C. Iatrogenic emergency medicine procedure complications and associated trouble-shooting strategies: a narrative review. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance. 2018. In press.
  • Ciullo A, Yee J, Frey JA, Gothard MD, Benner A, Hammond J, Ballas D, Ahmed RA. Telepresent mechanical ventilation training versus traditional instruction: A simulation- based pilot study. British Medical Journal of Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning. 2018. In press.
  • Ahmed RA. Our first simulator-A fond farewell. Academic Medicine. 2017. PMID: 28654538.
  • Ahmed RA, McCaroll M, Schwartz A, Gothard MD, Atkinson S, Hughes PG, Cepeda Brito J, Assad L, Myers J, George R. Development, Validation, and Implementation of a Medical Judgment Metric. Medical Decision Making Policy & Practice. 2017. 
  • Ahmed RA, Hughes K, Hughes PG. The blindfolded code training exercise. The Clinical Teacher. 2017. 
  • Ahmed RA, Hughes PG. Simulation Directors as Improvement Leaders. Physician Leadership Journal. Jan-Feb 2017. 
  • Ahmed RA, Frey JA, Hughes PG, Tekian A. Simulation Fellowship Programs in Graduate Medical Education. Academic Medicine. June 2017.  PMID:28590944.
  • Ahmed RA, Atkinson SS, Gable B, Yee J, Gardner AK. Coaching From the Sidelines: Examining the Impact of Teledebriefing in Simulation-Based Training. Simulation in Healthcare. October  2016.(11)5:334-339. PMID: 27388866.
  • Ahmed RA, Frey J, Gardner A, Gordon JA, Yudkowsky R, Tekian A. Characteristics and core curricular elements of medical simulation fellowships in North America. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. May 2016. PMID: 27168898.
  • Gardner AK, Ritter EM, Paige JT, Ahmed RA, Fernandez G, Dunkin BJ. Simulation-Based Selection of Surgical Trainees: Considerations, Challenges, and Opportunities. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. September 2016: 223(3):530-536. PMID: 27214775.
  • Yee J, Fuenning C, George R, Hejal R, Haines N, Dunn D, Gothard MD, Ahmed RA. Mechanical Ventilation Boot Camp: A Simulation-Based Pilot Study. Critical Care Research and Practice. 2016 February. PMID: 26949545.
  • Ahmed RA, Gardner AK, Atkinson SS, Gable BD. Teledebriefing: Connecting Learners to Faculty. Clinical Teacher. 2014 July; 11(4): 270-3. PMID: 24917095.
  • Gardner AK, Ahmed RA, George RL, Frey JA. In Situ Simulation to Assess Workplace Attitudes and Effectiveness in a New Facility. Simulation in Healthcare. 2013 Dec; 8(6): 351-8. PMID: 24096917.

Titles & Appointments

  • Professor of Emergency Medicine
  • Education
    2015 MED University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
    2015 MED University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
    2009 NONE Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital
    2009 NONE Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital
    2008 RES Summa Akron City Hospital
    2008 RES Summa Akron City Hospital
    2005 DO Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
    2005 DO Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
    2001 BS John Carroll University
    2001 BS John Carroll University
  • Professional Organizations
    Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
    Society for Simulation in Healthcare
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Emergency Medicine - Emergency Medicine
  • Awards
    Org: American College of Emergency Physicians
    Desc: ACEP National Faculty Teaching Award 2017
    Scope: National
    Date:
    Org: Crain's Cleveland Business
    Desc: “Who to watch in healthcare"
    Scope: Regional
    Date:
    Org: Summa Health
    Desc: Emergency Medicine Residency Teacher of the Year Award
    Scope: Department
    Date:
    Org: Summa Health
    Desc: Emergency Medicine Residency Teacher of the Year Award
    Scope: Department
    Date:
    Org: Harvard Medical School
    Desc: Donald O'Hara Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching
    Scope: School
    Date:

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